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The Wildhearts Announced for Download 2016 Festival

The Wildhearts have been added to the Download Festival line-up for 2016.

The band will be appearing on Friday 10th June on the 3rd stage. Says Ginger: “Yep, that’s right… The Wildhearts are playing Download Festival on the Friday. Watch us then see Rammstein next door. Just as it should be.”

The Wildhearts at the Download Festival

The Wildhearts have been added to the line up for the Download Festival at Castle Donington.

CJ says: “Well, they just can’t get rid of us. It’s only 20 years since we first played Donington – and in 2008 they turned the power off on us. Who knows what will happen this year? Bring it on!”

The band are due to play the Zippo Encore stage on Saturday 14th June. See for full details and ticket prices

New Ginger Wildheart Download Shirt

Ginger will be launching a new shirt in time for Download festival and the warm-up shows.

The shirt features a snot-tastic version of the new Smiley Bones with both neon printing and glow in the dark bones so it will be hi-visibility whatever the time of day or night!

As we will have to price match merchandise at Download, the shirt will be £20.00 on the day. We’ve tried to keep our merch reasonably priced in the face of rising costs but it’s beyond our control at festivals unfortunately.

We have, however, decided to make the new shirt available online at our regular price of £15.00 so anyone not able to come to any of these shows can still get one, and the fans attending Download won’t have to pay over the odds.

All orders received by Sunday 27th May will be dispatched via first class mail, however with the bank holidays we cannot guarantee the shirts will be with you in time for Download for orders received later, but that is our aim!

The shirt is available from our merch store in Small through to XXXL. Should you require up to 5XL please contact chris(at) prior to May 27th.

Download Warm-Up Dates

Ginger will play a number of warm-up shows in the run up to his appearance at Download Festival.

These shows have now been confirmed as:

• 1st June – Belfast, Mandella Hall – Tickets
• 2nd June – Manchester, Club Academy – Tickets
• 3rd June – Glasgow, Cathouse – Tickets
• 4th June – York, The Duchess – Tickets
• 5th June – Birmingham, The Asylum – Tickets
• 9th June – Download Festival

The band will consist of Chris Catalyst, Denzel, Rich Jones, Victoria Liedtke & Random Jon Poole.

Special guests in Manchester, Glasgow, York and Birmingham will be The Guns and Baby Godzilla, whilst joining Ginger in Belfast will be LaFaro and Trucker Diablo.

Ginger Wildheart To Play Download Festival

Ginger has been added to the line up for the 10th anniversary Download Festival at Castle Donington.

Tweeted Ginger: “Hit the tarmac at Stanstead to hear that I’ve been added to the Download bill. Playing big festivals and landing safely make me very happy.”

Details are scant at the moment, but we’ll fill in the blanks as and when we have the information. In the meantime, you can check out the Download announcement here.

Download Festival

Ginger had two glorious appearances at the Download festival last weekend. Firstly with the Michael Monroe band headlining the pepsi max stage. See the download site for Michael Monroe photos

The next day in a welcome diversion from the unexpected rain, Ginger and 8 other acoustic guitar wielders set about rousing the crowd with a succession of Wildhearts classics in a format dubbed ‘guitarmageddeon’. The crowd was in fine voice and Ginger commented afterwards on Twitter: “Back from Download. Had WAAYYY too much fun. Acoustic set was an AMAZING experience. Thank you for being so wonderful

The full line up was as follows:

  • Adam (No Americana)
  • Dave Kerr
  • Rich Jones
  • Billy Morrison
  • Ginger
  • Jase Edwards
  • Chris Catalyst
  • Dav (No Americana)
  • Tom Spencer
  • Denzil (drums)

See the following YouTube links for a few samplers of the mayhem.

There are also photos by Mark Lathem

The setlist included:

I Wanna Go Where The People Go
Someone That Won’t Let Me Go
Red Light Green Light
Nita Nitro
Sick Of Drugs
TV Tan
29 times the pain
Geordie In Wonderland

Ginger to play Download Festival (Twice!)
*New Stage Time*

Well guys, it looks like the show of support to the Download organisers paid off!

As well as the already scheduled appearance with Michael Monroe on Saturday 12th, Ginger is to headline the Jägermeister acoustic stage on Sunday 13th June.

Ginger will be hitting the stage at 7.20pm – accompanied by Billy Morrison, Chris Catalyst, Jase Edwards and Rich Jones (so far…) – for a half hour set of Wildhearts songs that he’s determined will be “the loudest, most OTT acoustic gig ever, or we will have failed. And we don’t fail. Right?”

So you’ve heard the man: bring your best singing voices and expect mayhem and surprises!

Tickets and more information are available from the Download website.